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ERIC Number: EJ794429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Validation of the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders in Middle and Junior High School
Caldarella, Paul; Young, Ellie L.; Richardson, Michael J.; Young, Benjamin J.; Young, K. Richard
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v16 n2 p105-117 Jun 2008
The Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD), a multistage screening system designed to identify elementary school--age children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders, was evaluated for use with middle and junior high school students. During SSBD Stage 1, teachers identified 123 students in grades 6 through 9 with characteristics of internalizing and externalizing disorders. Teachers then completed SSBD Stage 2 behavior rating scales, the Teacher Report Form, and the Social Skill Rating System on 119 of these students identified as at-risk during Stage 1. Office discipline referrals and cumulative grade point averages for at-risk students were compared to those of students not designated by teachers. SSBD Stage 2 scores were compared with scores from the Teacher Report Form and Social Skill Rating System. Internal consistency and interrater reliability of the SSBD were also examined. Results provide evidence for the reliability and validity of SSBD ratings of early adolescent students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah